Wednesday 17 January 2018

Dearbhail McDonald: Guilty plea is a high-stakes gamble that may well pay off

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

BY offering to plead guilty if he was tried in Ireland, Eric Eoin Marques has given credence to a claim by the FBI that he is "the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet".

But will this furtive PlayStation enthusiast secure his liberty through the high stakes gamble of a guilty plea?

Last August the 28-year-old was arrested in Dublin by gardai on foot of an extradition request by the US authorities.

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